Tag Archives: bus

Updates with Connect Middletown

A new CTRail Hartford Line train

There have been some big changes to public transit in and around Middletown!

The new CTRail Hartford Line launched service on June 16, which means Meriden Station, only around 17 minutes away from campus, will have a reliable and frequent rail service going between New Haven and Springfield, MA. But one-half of the puzzle is still missing–the running of the M-Link Express to connect Middletown and Meriden Station.

This past March, the vision for Connect Middletown was published.

Read more about what’s happened since then after the jump:

  1. In April and May: Fighting Budget Cuts to Middletown Area Transit Bus Service
  2. The CTRail Hartford Line Opened on June 16th and is Currently Running
  3. The M-Link Express Route is Making Progress in being Planned

Procrastination Destination: SPACE!!!!!!!!!!

neil-degrasse-tyson

Finals are dumb. You know what isn’t? SPACE.

Thinking about the cosmos, the origins of life, and everything in between is the perfect way to procrastinate because you end up feeling smart and profound while what you’re actually doing is yelling, “duuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuude…” at the top of your lungs in Olin.

So, as we set off, watch this:

Wes Bus to New York City

What better way to celebrate 4/20 than by spending four hours in the Metropolitan Museum of Art? Amy Bello of the Wasch Center for Retired Faculty sends in a modest proposal:

The Wasch Center is sponsoring a bus trip to New York City on Saturday, April 20th. Student tickets are $35 each, available at the Wesleyan box office beginning Friday, March 29th. Bus departs Wyllys Ave at 8:00am, disembarking at Metropolitan Museum of Art. Bus re-embarks behind St Patrick’s Cathedral at 5:00pm for its return to campus. For more information email abello(at)wesleyan(dot)edu.

Date: Saturday, April 20
Time: 8:00 a.m. – 7:30 p.m.
Place: “The Big Apple”
Cost: $35 for a ticket, plus whatever the Halal Guys are charging these days, I guess

“Bus”: A Senior Photography Exhibition

Nam Anh Ta ’12 sends in word about “Bus,”  his senior photography project:

This one is not in Zilkha “the gallery” but Zelnick “the glass thingy.” Known among the staff as the “bus stop” for its shape before it was given Mr. Zelnick’s name, the Pavilion is hoped to be an appropriate venue for the show.

Initially inspired by the disconnectivity of the suburban Connecticut, the exhibition seeks to explore the life around the forgotten form of public transportation in the American’s suburb. With that as a mirror of where I have been through, I used that to look back at Hanoi, in Vietnam where I am from.

P.S.: Some of the pictures are taken with an Apple iPhone, tell me which ones.

Date: April 9 – April 14
Place: Zelnick Pavilion